Events

November 2017


Mon
Nov 13

Last of The Red Hot Lovers

From: 19:30 To: 18/11/17
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Last of The Red Hot Lovers - 13 November to 18 November (performances 7.30pm - 18 November 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) By Neil Simon, Directed by Martin Waddington (A TOADS season production) Barney Cashman is a middle aged man who wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late, but has no experience in seduction or adultery. Three very different women come into his life, all of whom he tries to seduce, with hilarious results.

Tue
Nov 14

Birds - Torre Abbey

To: 19/11/17
Location: Torre Abbey The Kings Drive Torquay Devon TQ2 5JE

Torre Abbey will be turned inoto a giant aviary! Explore the beauty of birds through art. Contact Tel: 01803 293 593

Sat
Nov 18

Genesis Connected


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Genesis Connected is a UK tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics. This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to Chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Hits spanning from the late 70’s onwards including; Turn It On Again, Slegdehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more. . . The frontman, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins, So expect the show to include the iconic “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.

Sat
Nov 18

Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band - Red E 2 Rock Tour


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

What better way to celebrate our holiday season, than with a man who has helped shape our musical Christmas. Recently inducted into " The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame " in New York, Roy is now known across the world as a founder of The Move, ELO, and Wizzard. This is a Rock Packed evening you won't want to miss. Featuring Roy with his Big Rock & Roll Band, performing classic hits California Man, Flowers In The Rain, Fire Brigade, I Can Hear The Grass Grow, Blackberry Way, See My Baby Jive, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, and many more. Roy and his band have been playing sell out venues around the country, in what has become an annual British Christmas tradition, and promises to be a great rockin’ evening.

Sat
Nov 18

Genesis Connected


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Genesis Connected is a UK tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics. This show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to Chart toppers that will get the crowd dancing in the aisles. Hits spanning from the late 70’s onwards including; Turn It On Again, Slegdehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more. . . The frontman, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins, So expect the show to include the iconic “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.

Sat
Nov 18

Winter Wonderland Grotto

To: 24/12/17
Location: Gallery Level Fleet Walk Shopping Centre Torquay Devon TQ2 5EA

Winter Wonderland Grotto ROTARY’S grotto welcomes visitors of all ages to Fleet Walk Shopping Centre for a spectacular sparkling festive wonderland. Experience this amazing display which every year welcomes thousands of visitors through its door and equally raises thousands of pounds for local Rotary charities. The grotto is run entirely by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Babbacombe and St Marychurch, Tormohun. Please don’t miss Torquay’s traditional festive attraction, delighting generations of families year after year!

Sat
Nov 18

Torquay Christmas Carnival Procession


Location: Torquay Devon TQ1 1DR

Torquay Christmas Carnival Procession Plus opening of the Fleet Walk Grotto at 11.30 am

Sun
Nov 19

Music Hall and Memories


Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Music Hall and Memories - 19 November (performance 7.30pm) Presented by The Old Bull & Bush Company Artistes The popular South West Company return with a new programme of musical favourites and very old jokes to delight you all. (In aid of Little Theatre funds - with a bucket collection for Rowcroft Hospice.)

Sun
Nov 19

John Mayall in Concert


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". Regarded by many as blues’ most influential artist, John’s band The Bluesbreakers, launched the careers of many true legends including Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. 64 albums later and John’s captivating and authentic sound is still as vital today is it ever was. Special guest and long term collaborator, Texan guitarist Buddy Whittington makes a welcome return to the UK with The Buddy Whittington Band. After joining The Bluesbrakers in 1993, he energized the band with his unique and fiery live style. Buddy made his recording debut on the Spinning Coin album and proved to be more than equal to following in the footsteps of his illustrious predecessors.

Wed
Nov 22

Nina Conti In Your Face


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Nina Conti: In Your Face Bursting with fresh and astonishing spontaneity, the voice-throwing queen is back. British Comedy Award Winner Nina Conti improvises unforgettable puppetry using live audience members in cartoonish masks, with the help if her simian sidekick Monkey. She’s stormed Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium and made a BAFTA nominated film all without moving her lips, but this smash hit sell-out show is something to shout about. ★★★★ 'Gut-Bustingly Funny’ Telegraph ★★★★ ‘You will see nothing like it onstage’ Evening Standard

Thu
Nov 23

The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show 2017


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Join us in celebrating Marty Wilde’s 60th anniversary in the business and together with Eden Kane, Mike Berry, and The Wildcats, as well as very special guest Mark Wynter, he join forces in The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show. The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival of rock n’ roll, a whole new pop culture was born. Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, Marty, Eden, Mike and Mark, teen idols of their day, show us how rock n’ roll with its fusion of sound and rhythm shaped the style of music that we listened to then and still do today. Includes hits such as A Teenager In Love, Rubber Ball, Donna, I Don’t Know Why, Well I Ask You, Don’t You Think It’s Time, The Sunshine of Your Smile, Venus In Blue Jeans, Go Away Little Girl, and many, many more

Fri
Nov 24

Van Morrison


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

The Belfast-born legend is one of the most revered and decorated musicians of recent times. He was knighted last year, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has won six Grammys, a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution and the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement. Born in 1945 as George Ivan Morrison, Sir Van was inspired by musical greats such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly. He was a travelling musician at 13 and singing, playing guitar and sax, in several bands, before forming Them in 1964. Them established Morrison as a major force in the British R&B scene. His matchless vocal and songwriting talents produced instant classics such as the much-covered Gloria and Here Comes The Night. After working with Them’s New York producer Bert Berns on beautiful Top 40 pop hit Brown Eyed Girl, released in 1967, Morrison moved to another realm. The breadth and reach of his collaboration work continued in 2015 with the release of his album Duets: Re-working The Catalogue. Featuring singers as influential and diverse as Bobby Womack, Gregory Porter, Mavis Staples and Michael Bublé, the album re-works songs handpicked from Morrison’s catalogue of over 360 tracks across his career.

Sat
Nov 25

Brixham Christmas Market


Location: Scala Hall Market Street Brixham Devon TQ5 8TA

Brixham Christmas Market will once again take place in the Scala Hall

Sat
Nov 25

Maritime Items Valuation Day - Torquay Museum


Location: Torquay Museum Babbacombe Road Torquay Devon TQ1 1HG

Saturday 25th November, 10am to 4pm (last entry, 3pm) In association with Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood (Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers) and as part of the Explorers Season of events and Percy Fawcett exhibition running from October 2017 to February 2018. Bring along your maritime themed collectible items and find out their value from expert, Brian Goodison Blanks. Brian is the Head of the Martime and Sporting Department at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood. Normal museum admission charges apply plus £1 per item valued. All proceeds will support the museum's fundraising campaign. For further information call 01803 293975.

Sun
Nov 26

Milton Jones is Out There


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. In his brand new show he'll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn't include this press release obviously). He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat. Milton will be talking about his life so far - the ups, the downs and why buying his own see-saw was the best decision he ever made. But perhaps he should give all this up and seek the highest office in the land - but how do you get a desk and a swivel chair up a mountain? Oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too. Can we do worse than the politicians we already have? Yes we can! 'Pun-derful Jones leaces the audience gagging for more'★★★★★Metro 'Jones's one-liners reach a new height'★★★★Time Out 'Beautiful one liners so skillfully sculpted, you don't know whether to laugh or put them on your mantlepeice''Be★★★★Guardian 'Absurdist one-line masterpieces'The Times 'The best one-liner merchant in British comedy' Chortle

Sun
Nov 26

Trust10 run - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Coleton Fishacre (National Trust) Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us. Contact Tel: 01803 842382

Wed
Nov 29

Theft

To: 02/12/17
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Theft by Eric Chappell imagine returning from a night out to find your house has been burgled, whats more the burglar is still in the house and convincing you that he is the police. W.hen that fails it turns out that he knows far more about you than is comfortable. His name is Spriggs and Spriggs succeeds in Eric Chappell’s comedy thriller to disrupt two seemingly happy marriages and one formally strong friendship. theft is a tongue in cheek delight packed with one liners and many true comments on life and love.

Wed
Nov 29

Theft

To: 02/12/17
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Theft by Eric Chappell imagine returning from a night out to find your house has been burgled, whats more the burglar is still in the house and convincing you that he is the police. W.hen that fails it turns out that he knows far more about you than is comfortable. His name is Spriggs and Spriggs succeeds in Eric Chappell’s comedy thriller to disrupt two seemingly happy marriages and one formally strong friendship. theft is a tongue in cheek delight packed with one liners and many true comments on life and love.

December 2017


Fri
Dec 01

Christmas Parties at Revolution Torquay

To: 24/12/17
Location:

Enjoy Christmas in style at Revolution Torquay. Perfect for an xmas meet up with friends or a full-on work Christmas party with all the trimmings. Christmas packages available include 3 Course Dining from £17.95pp, Christmas Buffet from £14.95pp and Bar Snacks from £10.00pp. Contact our Events Team to book your Christmas parties and nights out now! Ticket Information 3 Course Dining from £17.95pp, Christmas Buffet from £14.95pp and Bar Snacks from £10.00pp

Fri
Dec 01

Victorian Christmas - Bygones

To: 23/12/17
Location: Bygones Fore Street St Marychurch Torquay Devon TQ1 4PR

Join us for Christmas in 1897 with decorations, 12-foot tree and a special festive hunt. Normal entry applies. Members go free!

Fri
Dec 01

Visit Father Christmas - Bygones

To: 12/12/17
Location: Bygones Fore Street St Marychurch Torquay Devon TQ1 4PR

Breakfast 10am, TBC December 2017 Lunch 1pm, TBC December 2017 Enjoy breakfast or lunch, visit the toy workshop and meet Father Christmas. Adult £9.50, kids £9.50. Book early to avoid disappointment! Phone 01803 326108 or email info@bygones.co.uk Contact Tel: 01803 326108

Sat
Dec 02

All aboard to visit Father Christmas - Greenway House

To: 16/12/17
Location: Greenway Road Galmpton Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Father Christmas will be parking up at Greenway on his retro 1950s bus to greet children and share out presents from his sack. There will be story telling in the House Kitchen with his elves. Booking not needed Admission applies

Sat
Dec 02

Buckingham Dance Studio presents Alice's Adventures / George Michael Tribute


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Buckingham Dance Studio presents Alice's Adventures / George Michael Tribute (awaiting further details)

Sat
Dec 02

Antiques and Collectable Fairs 2017 - Newton Abbot Racecourse

From: 09:00 To: 14:30
Location: Newton Abbot Racecourse Newton Road Kingsteignton Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 3AF

Antiques and Collectables Fairs - 2017 Selected Saturdays 9 am to 2.30 pm Admission Free to the Public Stallholders £36 inside, £18 outside (gates open 7 am for trade only). Contact Tel: 01626 353235

Sat
Dec 02

The Rainbow Ball


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

Torquay's most outrageous night of the year is back! Times Doors open at 7 pm Carriages at 2 am Programme for the Night Meet & Greet Reception 3 Course Dinner The Globe Girls Charity Auction and Raffle Men Behaving Badly Trixie Tassels Disco - Vinyl AvengersCharities The Elton John Aids Foundation funds frontline programmes that help to alleviate the pain - whether physical, emotional or financial - of those living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS and to continue the fight against this worldwide pandemic so that no one is left behind. The Elton John Aids Foundation spends 94p from every pound raised to fund projects. X-Plore Youth Group is a Devon based charity which aims to provide a safe space for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (including those who are unsure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity) to meet others of a similar age. Using a full volunteer staff, X-Plore spends 100% of the money raised on its youth activities. With groups currently in Exeter and Bideford, we hope the Rainbow Ball can help establish a new group in Torbay. The rainbow ball returns in memory of Dr David Sinclair, HIV Consultant at Torbay Hospital 20th March 1958 - 15th May 2016 For more information please contact the Rainbow Ball team

Sat
Dec 02

Westcountry Equine Fair - Westpoint

To: 03/12/17
Location: Westpoint Arena Clyst St Mary Exeter Devon EX5 1DJ

Join us at this award-winning event and experience the dedicated equestrian event at the heart of the Westcountry. Excellent displays, master classes and competitions in the indoor arena. An fantastic equine event for the West of EnglandOver 200 companies in the equestrian shopping village offering choice, quality and great show offersNew product discoveriesA great social event: come and join the west country’s equine community – meet up with friends and family at this equine extravaganza For discounted tickets and to secure your place at this years exciting event call the box office on 01749 813899

Sat
Dec 02

The Mistletoe Ball


Location: Grand Hotel Sea Front Torquay Devon TQ2 6NT

Kick start the festive season and join us for our annual Christmas black tie dinner and dance. Add to your calendars Google CalendarOutlook CalendariPhone / iPad This Mistletoe Ball is kindly sponsored by Sparkworld. Kick start the festive season and join us for our annual Christmas black tie dinner and dance. This takes place at the Grand Hotel in Torquay on Saturday 2nd December 2017. Enjoy a champagne reception and a beautiful a four course dinner. Following dinner there will be a charity auction and then you can dance the night away with our fabulous live band Filthy Gorgeous and your compere for the evening will be the hilarious Steve Laister. Arrival: 7.00 pm Carriages: 1.00 am Ticket price: TBC Special overnight accommodation rates available for this event. For further information please phone Jenny on 01803 697509 or email jenny.paton@paigntonzoo.org.uk

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas Party Nights at the Riviera International Centre


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

We have two options; 3-course dinner or 2-course carvery - both followed by a disco until 1am. Dates for the parties are: SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER​ Dinner and Disco Party Nights Perfect if you are looking for a traditional Christmas Party Chef's 3-course dinner Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 8 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £27 per person Book Now Excellent value for money, a more informal choice Chef’s 2-course carvery Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 4 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £20.50 per person Book Now Want to hold your own exclusive party? We have functions room of different sizes and a variety of catering packages to choose from. All our festive menus are available throughout December and into January 2018. Prices start from £13.95, there are buffets, lunches and dinners for a minimum number of 40 people for dinner and 20 people for lunch Christmas Party Night (2 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (8 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (9 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (15 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (16 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (22 Dec 2017)

Sat
Dec 02

Explosive Light Orchestra in concert


Location: Brixham Theatre New Road Brixham Devon TQ5 8LX

Explosivene Light Orchestra in concert An epic night of Rock Classics and melodic symphonic rock by the best ELO Tribute Band currently touring the UK and Europe, showcasing the song writing and genius of Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra. A full 8-piece outfit, including the famous string section, gives fresh life to ELO classics including ‘Mr Blue Sky’, ‘Evil Woman’, ‘Livin’ Thing’, ‘Wild West Hero’, ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, ‘Sweet Talkin’ Woman’, ‘Turn to Stone’, ‘Hold on Tight’ and many, many more. Robin Myles-Lead Vocals & Guitars Jason Ball-Backing Vocals & Guitars Aidan Thorne-Backing Vocals & Guitars Dave Purkiss-Backing Vocals & Guitars Sarah Fowler-Backing Vocals & Keyboards String Players (The pool of talent-2 Cellos 1 violin per show): Melanie Sadie-Cello Jimmy Otley-Cello Abi Blackman-Cello Xenia Porteous-Violin Konstantinos Zikos-Violin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_O5tFZ4X7k Promo vid 2 (blue sky) https://youtu.be/VU5uwUC6eSs A night not to be missed! www.elotributeband.com

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas at Cockington Court 2017

To: 24/12/17
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Village Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Music, children’s trail , workshops (awaiting further details) Christmas at Cockington (2 Dec 2017 - 3 Dec 2017) Christmas at Cockington (9 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017) Christmas at Cockington (16 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017) Christmas at Cockington (23 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017)

Sat
Dec 02

All aboard to visit Father Christmas - Greenway House

To: 16/12/17
Location: Greenway Road Galmpton Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Father Christmas will be parking up at Greenway on his retro 1950s bus to greet children and share out presents from his sack. There will be story telling in the House Kitchen with his elves. Booking not needed Admission applies

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas at Cockington Court 2017

To: 24/12/17
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Village Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Music, children’s trail , workshops (awaiting further details)

Sat
Dec 02

All aboard to visit Father Christmas - Greenway House

To: 16/12/17
Location: Greenway Road Galmpton Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Father Christmas will be parking up at Greenway on his retro 1950s bus to greet children and share out presents from his sack. There will be story telling in the House Kitchen with his elves. Booking not needed Admission applies

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas at Cockington Court 2017

To: 24/12/17
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Village Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Music, children’s trail , workshops (awaiting further details)

Sat
Dec 02

Christmas at Cockington Court 2017

To: 24/12/17
Location: Cockington Court Cockington Village Torquay Devon TQ2 6XA

Music, children’s trail , workshops (awaiting further details)

Sun
Dec 03

Royal Marines Christmas Concert


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Royal Marines Christmas Concert (awaiting further details)

Sun
Dec 03

All Things Vintage and Festive Show


Location: The Imperial Hotel, Torquay Parkhill Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2DG

All Things Festive & Lovely Show – TorquaySunday 3rd December 10:00 – 15:30, The Imperial Hotel, Torquay The birthplace of Miss Ivy Events, The Imperial Hotel holds a special place in the Miss Ivy team’s heart. Six years on from our first event there, we’ll be bringing you over 45 stalls selling unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones, live entertainment from The Rock Choir, festive themed workshops, and other entertainment. Entry £2 Under 12’s FREE

Sun
Dec 03

Christmas at Kents Cavern 2017

To: 24/12/17
Location: Kents Cavern Ilsham Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2JF

Join Santa and his friends in a magical underground adventure - more than just a Grotto! Tickets sell fast, so we recommend you book online in advance. Come along, find out and get caught up in the magic as another exciting Christmas adventure ensues full of; Christmas spirit, fun and laughter for all the family. A truly wonderful experience that brings out the child in everyone and puts the joy and wonder back into Christmas! Join in, in this hour long Panto sytle adventure around the caves, with some of the best Christmas characters. Your ticket includes; an hour long promenade performance, a personal visit with Santa, fantastic Christmas presents, mulled wine and mince pies -what more could you ask for!? Each child (2-12) meets Santa and receives a wrapped quality present.

Thu
Dec 07

Christmas Carols, Cocktails and Canapés - Coleton Fishacre

To: 13/12/17
Location: Coleton Fishacre Brownstone Road Kingswear Dartmouth Devon TQ6 0EQ

You're invited to step back in time to enjoy the decadence of a 1920s Christmas. Booking essential 18:30 - 21:00 Book online What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a 1920s cocktail party, complete with carol singing in the Art Deco Saloon at Coleton Fishacre? The Butler will welcome you with cocktails from the Savoy Cocktail Book and delicious canapés.

Thu
Dec 07

Christmas Carols, Cocktails and Canapés - Coleton Fishacre

To: 13/12/17
Location: Coleton Fishacre Brownstone Road Kingswear Dartmouth Devon TQ6 0EQ

You're invited to step back in time to enjoy the decadence of a 1920s Christmas. Booking essential 18:30 - 21:00 Book online What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a 1920s cocktail party, complete with carol singing in the Art Deco Saloon at Coleton Fishacre? The Butler will welcome you with cocktails from the Savoy Cocktail Book and delicious canapés.

Fri
Dec 08

Aladdin

To: 31/12/17
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Hop on a magic carpet and fly to a whole new world, a magical place of mystery and enchantment, where the carpets fly, genies live in lamps and love conquers all! Aladdin is the big fun pantomime not to be missed at The Princess Theatre, Torquay this Christmas! Aladdin is the poor son of a laundry owner he falls in love with the Princess and is eager to prove himself worthy to marry her. He discovers a rusty old lamp and becomes master of a powerful Genie. Get ready to boo the wicked Sorcerer as he plans to rob Aladdin of his lamp. This wonderful Christmas tradition presented by New Pantomime Productions, with lavish sets and stunning costumes it is full of Eastern Promise and sure to set your festive spirits soaring! Casting To Be Confirmed

Fri
Dec 08

Christmas Party Nights at the Riviera International Centre


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

We have two options; 3-course dinner or 2-course carvery - both followed by a disco until 1am. Dates for the parties are: SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER​ Dinner and Disco Party Nights Perfect if you are looking for a traditional Christmas Party Chef's 3-course dinner Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 8 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £27 per person Book Now Excellent value for money, a more informal choice Chef’s 2-course carvery Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 4 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £20.50 per person Book Now Want to hold your own exclusive party? We have functions room of different sizes and a variety of catering packages to choose from. All our festive menus are available throughout December and into January 2018. Prices start from £13.95, there are buffets, lunches and dinners for a minimum number of 40 people for dinner and 20 people for lunch Christmas Party Night (2 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (8 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (9 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (15 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (16 Dec 2017) Christmas Party Night (22 Dec 2017)

Sat
Dec 09

Festive Weekend - Living Coasts

To: 10/12/17
Location: Living Coasts Beacon Quay Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG

Join Living Coasts for a weekend full of festivities. Ticket Information £5.00 per child. Non-members will have to pay standard Living Coasts admission.

Sat
Dec 09

Christmas Party Nights at the Riviera International Centre


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

We have two options; 3-course dinner or 2-course carvery - both followed by a disco until 1am. Dates for the parties are: SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER​ Dinner and Disco Party Nights Perfect if you are looking for a traditional Christmas Party Chef's 3-course dinner Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 8 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £27 per person Book Now Excellent value for money, a more informal choice Chef’s 2-course carvery Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 4 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £20.50 per person Book Now Want to hold your own exclusive party? We have functions room of different sizes and a variety of catering packages to choose from. All our festive menus are available throughout December and into January 2018. Prices start from £13.95, there are buffets, lunches and dinners for a minimum number of 40 people for dinner and 20 people for lunch.

Sun
Dec 10

Santa’s Christmas Wish


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

“Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world… but what would Santa himself like for Christmas? Dasher the Reindeer has an idea…Pompom the Penguin thinks he knows… Or maybe Snowy the Snowman has the answer? Mrs Claus needs all their help – and yours – to find out! Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole! There every child will receive a special present from Father Christmas in our popular meet, greet and treat, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever! Songs include festive favourites Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and many more!” Santa’s Christmas Wish is a festive, song-filled, interactive family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds. It lasts 40 minutes followed by a special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself! www.santashows.co.uk

Sun
Dec 10

English Riviera Choir Performance - Greenway House


Location: Greenway Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

Visitors will be invited to an outdoor singsong with our own National Trust English Riviera choir. Volunteers from the local National Trust places have been rehearsing for this performance, and hope that you will join them for a festive sing-along. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies)

Sun
Dec 10

Santa’s Christmas Wish


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

“Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world… but what would Santa himself like for Christmas? Dasher the Reindeer has an idea…Pompom the Penguin thinks he knows… Or maybe Snowy the Snowman has the answer? Mrs Claus needs all their help – and yours – to find out! Join a fun, festive, musical adventure to give Santa the very best Christmas, then meet him at his home in the North Pole! There every child will receive a special present from Father Christmas in our popular meet, greet and treat, after the most Christmassy Christmas show ever! Songs include festive favourites Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and many more!” Santa’s Christmas Wish is a festive, song-filled, interactive family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds. It lasts 40 minutes followed by a special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself! www.santashows.co.uk

Mon
Dec 11

Little Women

To: 16/12/17
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Little Women - 11 December to 16 December (performances 7.30pm - 16 December 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) By Peter Clapham, adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott, Directed by Jill Farrant (A TOADS season production) This timeless classic tells the story of the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity. Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up.

Tue
Dec 12

Brixham Town Band

From: 19:00
Location: Various locations throughout The English Riviera Devon TQ5 8AW

Records exist showing bands in Brixham since 1896. Now known as the Brixham Town Band we are a local brass band playing concerts on the Brixham quayside. Summer Evening Concerts, Mondays & Thursdays, from June 26 to September 7, 2017, 8pm to 9.30pm (weather permitting!) Brass on The Grass (TBC) - Brixham Cricket Club, 7pm (16 Jul 2017) Proms on the Quay (TBC)- Brixham Quayside - 8 pm (10 Aug 2017) Lifeboat Service (TBC) Brixham Quayside, 6pm (13 Aug 2017) Charity Concert, Churston Golf Club, 8pm, (TBC) for Brixham Does Care (TBC) (8 Sep 2017) Remembrance Concert (TBC) - St Mary's Church - 7 pm (8 Nov 2017) Armistice Parade - Brixham Cenotaph - 10.30 am (12 Nov 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (2 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Morrisons Paignton - 11 am (9 Dec 2017) Vigilance Carol Service - Brixham Quayside - 7 pm (12 Dec 2017) Christmas Draw and Concert - Brixham Cricket Club - 7.30 pm (16 Dec 2017) Shoppers Carols - Sainsbury's Paignton - 11 am (16 Dec 2017)

Wed
Dec 13

Carols In The Caves - Kents Cavern


Location: Kents Cavern Ilsham Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2JF

Carols by candlelight in the unique underground world of Kents Cavern... Join "Yours in Harmony" in the labyrinth of amazing caverns and listen to carols and showcase shows underground. This unique festival experience takes place over two hours. Start seated and hear the amazing acoustics and then take a walk around the caves, singing carols by candlelight and finish with mulled wine/hot chocolate & festive treats in the Great Chamber!

Wed
Dec 13

Visit Father Christmas - Bygones

To: 23/12/17
Location: Bygones Fore Street St Marychurch Torquay Devon TQ1 4PR

Breakfast 10am, TBC December 2017 Lunch 1pm, TBC December 2017 Enjoy breakfast or lunch, visit the toy workshop and meet Father Christmas. Adult £9.50, kids £9.50. Book early to avoid disappointment! Phone 01803 326108 or email info@bygones.co.uk Contact Tel: 01803 326108

Fri
Dec 15

Christmas Party Nights at the Riviera International Centre


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

We have two options; 3-course dinner or 2-course carvery - both followed by a disco until 1am. Dates for the parties are: SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER​ Dinner and Disco Party Nights Perfect if you are looking for a traditional Christmas Party Chef's 3-course dinner Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 8 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £27 per person Book Now Excellent value for money, a more informal choice Chef’s 2-course carvery Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 4 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £20.50 per person Book Now Want to hold your own exclusive party? We have functions room of different sizes and a variety of catering packages to choose from. All our festive menus are available throughout December and into January 2018. Prices start from £13.95, there are buffets, lunches and dinners for a minimum number of 40 people for dinner and 20 people for lunch.

Sat
Dec 16

Christmas at Paignton Zoo

To: 24/12/17
Location: Totnes Road Paignton Devon TQ4 7EU

Meet Santa at Paignton Zoo this Christmas. More details to come! Ticket Information £8.50 per child. Non-members will have to pay standard zoo admission.

Sat
Dec 16

Christmas at Paignton Zoo

To: 24/12/17
Location: Totnes Road Paignton Devon TQ4 7EU

Meet Santa at Paignton Zoo this Christmas. More details to come! Ticket Information £8.50 per child. Non-members will have to pay standard zoo admission.

Sat
Dec 16

Christmas Party Nights at the Riviera International Centre


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

We have two options; 3-course dinner or 2-course carvery - both followed by a disco until 1am. Dates for the parties are: SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER​ Dinner and Disco Party Nights Perfect if you are looking for a traditional Christmas Party Chef's 3-course dinner Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 8 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £27 per person Book Now Excellent value for money, a more informal choice Chef’s 2-course carvery Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 4 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £20.50 per person Book Now Want to hold your own exclusive party? We have functions room of different sizes and a variety of catering packages to choose from. All our festive menus are available throughout December and into January 2018. Prices start from £13.95, there are buffets, lunches and dinners for a minimum number of 40 people for dinner and 20 people for lunch.

Sun
Dec 17

Carols in the Courtyard - Greenway House


Location: Greenway House Greenway Brixham Devon TQ5 0ES

What better way is there to get into the festive spirit than a good sing-along? Booking not needed Free event (admission applies)

Mon
Dec 18

A Celebration of Christmas in Words & Music


Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

A Celebration of Christmas in Words & Music - 18 December (performance 7.30pm) By Words 4 Voices (Ruth Bettesworth, Richard Clark, Sarah Scoble, Leon Winston with musicians) An entertaining evening of delightful words and music including some of the well loved poems, readings and carols capturing the moods, feelings and

Thu
Dec 21

Cinderella

To: 03/01/18
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Cinderella runs from the 21st December until 3rd Jan 2018 1pm 2.30pm 5pm 7.30pm Thursday 21st Show Friday 22nd Show Saturday 23rd Show Show Tuesday 26th Show Wednesday 27th Show Friday 29th Show Saturday 30th Show Show Sunday 31st Show Monday 1st Show Tuesday 2nd Show Wednesday 3rd Show. Cinderella (21 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017) Cinderella (26 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017) Cinderella (29 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017) Cinderella (1 Jan 2018 - 3 Jan 2018) * Performance times vary

Thu
Dec 21

Cinderella

To: 03/01/18
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Cinderella runs from the 21st December until 3rd Jan 2018 1pm 2.30pm 5pm 7.30pm Thursday 21st Show Friday 22nd Show Saturday 23rd Show Show Tuesday 26th Show Wednesday 27th Show Friday 29th Show Saturday 30th Show Show Sunday 31st Show Monday 1st Show Tuesday 2nd Show Wednesday 3rd Show

Fri
Dec 22

Christmas Party Nights at the Riviera International Centre


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

We have two options; 3-course dinner or 2-course carvery - both followed by a disco until 1am. Dates for the parties are: SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER​ Dinner and Disco Party Nights Perfect if you are looking for a traditional Christmas Party Chef's 3-course dinner Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 8 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £27 per person Book Now Excellent value for money, a more informal choice Chef’s 2-course carvery Festive decorations and crackers Minimum party size is 4 people Disco until 1 am Bar until 12.30am Free parking £20.50 per person Book Now Want to hold your own exclusive party? We have functions room of different sizes and a variety of catering packages to choose from. All our festive menus are available throughout December and into January 2018. Prices start from £13.95, there are buffets, lunches and dinners for a minimum number of 40 people for dinner and 20 people for lunch.

Sun
Dec 24

Trust10 run - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Coleton Fishacre (National Trust) Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us.

Tue
Dec 26

Paignton Lions Club Walk into the Sea


Location: Paignton Sands Esplanade Road Paignton Devon TQ4 6BW

Our Boxing Day "Walk in to the Sea" started 26th December, 1976 and from what was a "one-off" it has been a major Christmas Holiday attraction ever since. Numerous charities benefit from the events and only once have we had to cancel due to weather warnings and concerns from the Coastguards. The Walk in the sea starts at 12.00 lunchtime, with judging of the fancy-dress 15 minutes before the walk in the sea. Cost of registration is £5.00 for under 18, and £10.00 per adult, which helps cover the cost of the event. People are also encouraged to raise sponsorship for their own nominated charity, and Paignton Lions, who use money raised to support local people in Paignton. Please contact Suzanne Davies 01803 606966 or Malcolm Stone 01803 554864 for further information

Tue
Dec 26

Shaldon Boxing Day Three-Legged Fancy Dress Race


Location: The Ness Shaldon Devon TQ14 0HP

The Annual Shaldon 3 legged race takes place on Boxing day around the village of Shaldon visiting all the drinking establishments in the village. Dress up and take part or just come along and watch the antics as entrants race around the village pubs enjoying a quick 'pit-stop' at each for swift half pint (soft drinks for kids!). A hilarious day of fancy dress and fun for all the family to enjoy!! The colourful costumes and festive spirit ensure the Shaldon Boxing Day Fancy Dress 3-Legged Race is a firmly established event in our community calendar. Registration forms are available on the day or can be downloaded from their website.

Tue
Dec 26

Paignton Lions Club Walk into the Sea


Location: Paignton Sands Esplanade Road Paignton Devon TQ4 6BW

Our Boxing Day "Walk in to the Sea" started 26th December, 1976 and from what was a "one-off" it has been a major Christmas Holiday attraction ever since. Numerous charities benefit from the events and only once have we had to cancel due to weather warnings and concerns from the Coastguards. The Walk in the sea starts at 12.00 lunchtime, with judging of the fancy-dress 15 minutes before the walk in the sea. Cost of registration is £5.00 for under 18, and £10.00 per adult, which helps cover the cost of the event. People are also encouraged to raise sponsorship for their own nominated charity, and Paignton Lions, who use money raised to support local people in Paignton. Please contact Suzanne Davies 01803 606966 or Malcolm Stone 01803 554864 for further information

Tue
Dec 26

Boxing Day Dip


Location: Corbyn Head Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 6RH

The Boxing Day Dip is an annual event organized by No. 200 (Torquay) Squadron Air Training Corps and is enjoyed by both members and the general public in aid of raising funds for the unit as well as an additional chosen charity. The Dip will take place from Corbyn Head Beach, Torquay (opposite the Grand Hotel) on 26th December 2017, time TBC. Tasteful fancy dress is encouraged and changing facilities will be kindly provided for participants in the Grand Hotel after the event. There is no cost to get involved as either a participant or just to come along to support your local Air Cadet unit. If you would like to join in a Sponsorship form can be downloaded from the Squadron Website resources section. The Air Training Corps is open to young people aged 12 (Year 8) to 17 who are interested in a challenge including such activities as flying, gliding, target shooting, sports, music or adventure training. 200 (Torquay) Squadron meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Please visit our website at www.200sqn.co.uk to find out when the next induction dates are being held.

January 2018


Sun
Jan 14

Circus of Horrors


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare”. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into a Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek! Celebrity Quotes:- ‘I loved it ‘. Simon Cowell. ‘Fantastic, that’s what I call entertainment’. David Hasselhoff. ‘That was incredible’ Ant or Dec (never know which ones which). ‘Totally Unbelievable’ Scott Mills, Radio 1 ‘You have to go & see this if, one day something will go wrong & you will be able to say I was there’ Graham Norton. Annually the Circus of Horrors plays over 100 UK theatres and this tour has expanded to take in festivals throughout the world including The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan (twice), the Wacken Festival in Germany plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Holland, Belgium, Argentina, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Hong Kong and Moscow where it became the 1st UK Circus ever to perform in Russia. The show also played an astounding 10 nights at London's O2. This is not the first time that The Circus of Horrors has created history as it became the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and the first circus to perform in London's West End for over 100 years. The Circus Of Horrors’ appearances on various subsequent TV shows have turned what started as a cult show into a household name – taking the extreme to the mainstream. Its’ TV credits now also boast The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant & Dec, The One Show & A Royal Command Performance. The Circus of Horrors started it’s gruesome beginnings at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and became an instant hit, touring all over the world from Chile to Chatham, Argentina to Aberdeen, Japan to Jersey including festival appearances with Alice Cooper, Eminem, Motley Crue, Oasis, Iron Maiden, The Manic St Preachers, Foo Fighters and many more.Performance. ‘I loved it‘ Simon Cowell. ‘Fantastic, that’s what I call entertainment’ David Hasselhoff ‘You have to go & see this if, one day something will go wrong & you will be able to say I was there’ Graham Norton ‘The Circus of Horrors completely WOWED the audience’ The Daily Mail. ‘A Bloody Great Night Out’ The Times Age advisory 16+. The Circus of Horrors contains some nudity and language of an adult nature and is not suitable for children.

Mon
Jan 15

The Perfect Murder

To: 20/01/18
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

The Perfect Murder - 15 January - 20 January (performances 7.30pm - 20 January 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) By Peter James, Directed by Jill Pettigrew (A TOADS season production) Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly 20 years. Victor secretly loathes Joan but is distracted by his regular visits to his favourite prostitute Kamila. Joan is bored by Victor and his constant snoring drives her mad. Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever, but he’s about to get a nasty surprise; he’s not the only one with murder on his mind. Contact Tel: 01803 299330

Thu
Jan 18

BSO Viennese Concert


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: WWW.BSOLIVE.COM Contact Tel: 01803 206333

Sun
Jan 21

Coward at Sea


Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Coward at Sea - 21 January (performance 7.30pm) Presented by Michael Lunts, by permission of the estate of Noel Coward "Coward at Sea" is a nautical musical comedy featuring, for the fi rst time on stage, Noël Coward’s "P&O 1930". This is a rare opportunity to sample another side of The Master’s lyrical genius, his light verse and in particular this wonderful “drama in verse”, set alongside music from the period by Coward and his contemporaries.

Sat
Jan 27

Skylight


Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Skylight - 27 January (performance 7.30pm) By David Hare, performed by Fourthwall Theatre Company Hare’s award winning drama pits two faces of post-Thatcherite Britain against each other. Kyra Hollis is a young maths teacher in a money-starved school in London’s East End. One night she receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, a middle aged successful restauranteur. As the evening progresses they try to rekindle their once passionate relationship but find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desire. Contact Tel: 01803 299330

Sun
Jan 28

Trust10 run - Coleton Fishacre


Location: Coleton Fishacre (National Trust) Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ

A free monthly 10k trail run along the rugged South West Coast Path and through Coleton Fishacre garden. Free, fun, informal, forever and for everyone. Come and Trust10 with us. Contact Tel: 01803 842382

February 2018


Wed
Feb 14

Cowardly Custard Musical Review

To: 17/02/18
Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

An immense success in London. An imaginative and innovative presentation of Noel Coward’s words, music, sketches, which also shows us something of the man himself. Cowardy Custard contains not only those classic medleys and duets, but also previously unpublished material, snippets of plays and dialogues, material from his autobiographies as background and even a few of his little known poems. The result is a kaleidoscopic glimpse of the Coward achievement. Contact Tel: 01803 665800

Fri
Feb 16

Ellen Kent's La Traviata and Madam Butterfly

To: 17/02/18
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Opera & Ballet International proudly present an Ellen Kent's Opera Festival with international soloists, a highly praised chorus and full orchestra La Traviata - Friday 16th February, 2018 Starring the international sopranos Maria Tonina and Alyona Kistenyova A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias. Based on a true story, it tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan, Violetta. There are many echoes of Verdi’s own life in Traviata and he threw himself into the music. The highlights include the Brindisi, the best known drinking song in opera, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato. This magnificent production boasts sumptuous sets and costumes. ‘First-rate singing’ The Stage Madam Butterfly - Saturday 17th February 2018 Starring the Korean sprano Maria HeeJung Kim and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova Madam Butterfly, the heartbreaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant, returns with exquisite sets, including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes such as antique wedding kimonos from Japan. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fina Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. "Stunning and emotionally charged" - Cardiff Morning Star Both operas are sung in Italian with English subtitles Cast subject to change Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Wed
Feb 21

Around the World in 80 Days

To: 24/02/18
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Around the World in 80 Days - 21 February to 24 February (performances 7.30pm) By Laura Eason, based on the novel by Jules Verne (A Tadpoles' youth group production) Phileas Fogg is a rich British gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth he lives frugally with little social life except his membership to The Reform Club. One day at the club, Fogg accepts a wager for £20,000 from his fellow club members, to travel the world in 80 days accompanied by his valet Passepartout.

Mon
Feb 26

Flashdance

To: 03/03/18
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Dance like you’ve never danced before! Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hit Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the sensational title track Flashdance... What a Feeling. Produced by the award winning team at Selladoor Productions - producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors, Flashdance - The Musical is not to be missed! Age guidance: 11+

March 2018


Sat
Mar 10

West of England Brass Band Regional Championships

To: 11/03/18
Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

Band Championships of Great Britain will take place over the weekend of the 10th/11th March 2018, with the qualifiers representing our region at the National Finals later in the year. The First, Third and Fourth sections will take place on the Saturday, with the Championship and Second sections on the Sunday. For more information visit: www.webba.org.uk/2018.html

Mon
Mar 19

Sleuth

To: 24/03/18
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Sleuth - 19 March to 24 March (performances 7.30pm - 24 March 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) By Anthony Shaffer, Directed by Anna Reynolds (A TOADS season production) Andrew Wyke is a mystery writer whose house reflects his obsession with game playing. He lures his wife’s lover, Milo Trindle, to the house and convinces him to stage a robbery of his wife’s jewellery. A proposal that sets off a chain of events where it’s not clear where Wyke’s imagination ends and reality begins.

Wed
Mar 28

Jasper Carrotts Stand Up and Rock


Location: Princess Gardens Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Jasper Carrott - Bev Bevan - Geoff TurtonPhil Tree – Tony Kelsey – Abby Brant and introducing Suzi Woo. Stand Up & Rock is back….The 2017 tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been 'rockin' audiences all over the world. Bev Bevan, as well as being Jasper's mate has rock star credentials that most dream of…founding member of The Move and ELO Bev’s band are one of the finest around. Joining them are Geoff Turton from the Rockin Berries and Suzi Woo. So do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs......making us laugh!!

April 2018


Sun
Apr 01

Jungle Book


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Immersion Theatre are thrilled to bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand new musical adaptation of family favourite, THE JUNGLE BOOK! Filled with catchy music, a laugh-out-loud script, audience interaction, and the chance to meet the characters after the show, you are invited to join Mowgli and his friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther on a madcap adventure in the jungle as they meet and attempt to outwit a slithering snake, some cheeky monkeys and the fierce tiger, Shere Khan! Funny, exciting and wildly entertaining, this larger-than-life musical promises to be the perfect treat for families of all ages!

Tue
Apr 10

Son of a Preacher Man

To: 14/04/18
Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them… Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Son of a Preacher Man is the sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield. So you know just what to do with yourself – book your tickets now! Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Fri
Apr 13

Take a Chance on Us


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Take A Chance On Us!! returns to the Palace theatre for the 4th year running!!! Appealing to all age groups “TAKE A CHANCE ON US!” is a fantastic show containing the finest musicians, costume changes, dance routines, stunning live vocals and amazing harmonies. This fun show will have you dancing and singing in your seats!!! The members of the band encourage audience participation and bring you all the fabulous Abba hits ( plus a few more!! ) The performers bring energy and fun to the stage !! So put on your platform boots and funky suits and join us for a night a fun and Abba Madness and a great night to remember !!! This show sold out last time so book early to avoid disappointment!!!!

Sat
Apr 14

Feeling Good – The Michael Buble Show


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Featuring one of the UK’s premiere Michael Buble impersonators, Feeling Good is a musical journey through the story and songs of one of the most important and successful male artists of recent decades. The show takes you on a journey from Michael’s beginnings, through to hitting the big time, and features hits including Home, Haven’t Met You Yet, The Way You Look Tonight, Come Fly With Me, Cry Me A River, Save the Last Dance, and of course, Feeling Good.

Mon
Apr 16

Steel Magnolias

To: 21/04/18
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Steel Magnolias - 16 April to 21 April (performances 7.30pm - 21 April 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) By Robert Harling, Directed by Helen Gould (A TOADS season production) Set in a beauty parlour in Louisianna, 6 ladies face life’s toughest challenges: the gamut of friendship, marriage, birth and death. They engage in small town gossip but we see a deep strength of emotion when one of the group faces a trauma that affects them all.

Wed
Apr 18

Madama Butterfly


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards - Puccini Madama Buuterfly Starring the International soprano Alyona Kistenyova* Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. “This is a Butterfly to cherish” Manchester Evening News “Kistenyova played the tragic Japanese heroine with unforgettable grace and poignancy.”Oxford Prospect, Spring 2015 “The set and costumes were intricate and magnificent to behold. All the beauty of Japan was made real on stage, which added to the overall exquisite tragedy of the performance.” Manchester Magazine, Autumn 2014 Sung in Italian with English surtitles*Cast Subject to Change Contact Tel: 0844 871 3023

Sat
Apr 21

Jason Manford - Muddle Class


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. Muddle Class promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ - causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed. Jason said: "Somebody said to me on my Facebook fan page, 'it's been ages since you've toured'. I thought 'no way, it was last year wasn't it? Anyway, long story short, they were right, it was years ago! I just got fooled cos I've been on tour doing musicals and the last tour is repeated on Dave ja Vu 13 times a day! So I’ve been putting some stuff together, looking at my life and how it's changed over the years, how the world has changed and how my parents haven't changed a bit! It's going to be a great tour and I can't wait to see you there.” 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), The Nightly Show (ITV1), Sunday Night at the Palladium (ITV1), Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News For You, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic. ★★★★ 'Effortlessly entertaining' Evening Standard ★★★★ 'He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture' Daily Telegraph

Fri
Apr 27

Save the Children Charity Dinner


Location: Riviera International Centre Chestnut Avenue Torquay Devon TQ2 5LZ

Arrive: 6:45 pm Start Time: 07:30 pm End Time: 01:00 am An evening not to be missed! 3 Course meal, followed by great entertainment There's an auction and a draw with great prizes. All proceeds to Save the Children to help their work in the UK and overseas.

May 2018


Sat
May 05

Brixham Pirate Festival 2018

To: 07/05/18
Location: Brixham Town Centre Brixham Devon TQ5 8AW

Brixham Pirate Festival A swashbuckling mix of piratical fun and entertainment! There will be LOTS of pirates, military and period re-enactors here with guns and cannons to make plenty of noise! We will make sure there is plenty of music too with shanties and pirate rock (awaiting further details).

Thu
May 10

Kast Off Kinks


Location: Palace Theatre Palace Avenue Paignton Devon TQ3 3HF

Not to be missed! Any Kinks fan will not be let down by this fabulous show. This is not just a tribute to the legendary band, but features three actual former members of The Kinks re-living the good times and keeping the songs alive that made them a household name. The Kast off Kinks were formed in 1994 by the original Kinks drummer, Mick Avory. For most fans, Mick is the definitive Kinks drummer and regarded to this day as the backbone of the band. This great line-up features: MICK AVORY (Drummer on all the classic Kinks hits from 1964 – ’84) JOHN DALTON (Bass/Vocals, Kinks 1966 & 1969 – ’76) IAN GIBBONS (Keyboards/Vocals, Kinks 1979 – ’96 and still with Ray Davies) DAVE CLARKE (Guitar/Vocals, previously with the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose) Expect all the hits, including: YOU REALLY GOT ME, DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION, LOLA, DAYS, SUNNY AFTERNOON, WATERLOO SUNSET, TIRED OF WAITING, COME DANCING plus much more… “A full house, and a standing ovation. To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate” (The Stables, Milton Keynes)

Mon
May 14

Tons of Money

To: 19/05/18
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Tons of Money - 14 May to 19 May (performances 7.30pm - 19 May 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) Revised by Alan Ayckbourn, originally by Will Evans & Arthur Valentine, Directed by Andrew Bell (A TOADS season production) An unsuccessful inventor has inherited the life interest in a fortune which reverts to his cousin George Maitland on his death. Unfortunately the inventor has accrued enormous debts and, as cousin George is thought to have died abroad, the inventor has the idea of ‘dying’ so he can resurrect himself as his cousin thus avoiding paying his debts. Inevitably complications arise!

Thu
May 17

Devon County Show 2018

To: 19/05/18
Location: Westpoint Clyst St Mary Exeter Devon EX5 1DJ

There’s only one place in Devon where on just three days of the year the county is revealed in all its glory! We’re looking forward to treating our visitors to the best of food, farming and entertainment all in one day. Farming is at the very heart of the Show – stockmen and women from the county and beyond will be competing in the show ring and agricultural machinery and suppliers will be out in force. There’ll be literally thousands of animals – from exceptional livestock to dazzling Arab horses, family ponies, canine superstars competing in the pedigree Dog Show, lofty alpacas and pigeons, rabbits and guinea pigs. We’re putting together a thrilling programme of day-long entertainment.

Wed
May 23

Remembering Fred


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

We are delighted to announce that Strictly Come Dancing stars, Aljaz and Janette will be bringing Remembering Fred on tour. Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire, Fred Astaire. The Remembering Fred Tour will take you on a magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment supported by special appearances from various celebrity guests. Brought to life by the producer of Darcey Bussell and Katherine Jenkins’ Viva La Diva, Remembering Fred will feature song and dance, celebrating the legacy of one of Hollywood’s true screen legends and entertainers. Aljaz and Janette will be performing steps and turns from the golden age of Hollywood’s most celebrated dance routines. Audiences will hear from famous Fred fans including Twiggy, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Bruce Oldfield who will share stories of how the screen icon touched their lives and discuss what made him so special. The show, which promises to be a magical evening of top hat, white tie and wonderful tales, is backed by a full supporting cast of dancers, a live band and sensational singers. The cast will perform classics from the American Songbook, written by the likes of George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. ‘Remembering Fred’ will feature classic songs including ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’, ‘Night & Day’, ‘S’Wonderful’, ‘Cheek To Cheek’, ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’, ‘Let’s Face The Music & Dance’, ‘The Way You Look Tonight’, ‘Top Hat, White Tie & Tails’ plus many more.

Sat
May 26

BrixFest Brixham 2018

To: 30/05/18
Location: Brixham Harbour Brixham Devon TQ5 8AJ

BrixFest enters 2018 in its seventh year having firmly established itself as one of Brixham’s leading festivals. We pride ourselves on getting bigger and better each year, and BrixFest 2018 is no different! (awaiting further details)

June 2018


Mon
Jun 11

Rough Justice

To: 16/06/18
Location: Little Theatre St Marks Road Torquay Devon TQ1 2EL

Rough Justice - 11 June to 16 June (performances 7.30pm - 16 June 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm) By Terence Frisby, Directed by Stephanie Austin (A TOADS season production) James Highwood, host of a popular TV programme called ‘British Justice’, is on trial accused of murdering his mentally disabled child. Highwood refuses legal representation and conducts his own defence, admitting responsibility but pleading manslaughter. The question is: did Highland actually kill his child after all?

Sun
Jun 24

Jane McDonald


Location: Princess Theatre Torbay Road Torquay Devon TQ2 5EZ

One of the nation’s most loved entertainers came to our screens 20 years ago in the program The Cruise. Since then Jane has appeared as Grizabella in Cats and stared in many TV shows such as Loose Women, Star for a Night & Cruising with Jane McDonald. As a singer Jane has released platinum selling albums and toured with her own show, each year better than the last and this year is no exception. A phenomenal singer with her stunning band and knock out production will bring audiences to their feet on this evening of music & laughter. Not to be missed!

November 2018


Sat
Nov 24

Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations


Location: The Quay Brixham Devon TQ5 8TA

Brixham will celebrate its Christmas Lights Switch on with a ‘Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations’ parade. Lantern parade, entertainment and food outlets Brixham Town Council on 01803 859678 info@brixhamtowncouncil.gov.uk www.brixhamtowncouncil.gov.uk